Miriam Koral, Yiddish cultural activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 14, 2013 in Venice, California. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish.
Miriam was born in Tel Aviv and raised in a Yiddish-speaking home in New York City. She came back to the language as an adult when she participated in the Yiddish Book Center's intensive summer program. She credits the program with inspiring her to begin her activism. Following a trip to Vilnius, Miriam founded the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language, an organization which works to raise awareness and spread knowledge of Yiddish. She was also instrumental in the founding of Yiddishkayt in Los Angeles and continues to teach Yiddish at the University of California, Los Angeles.
To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story.
To cite this interview: Miriam Koral Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Venice, California, October 14, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/MiriamKoral14october2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )